The Ecosystem

While the assault of tourism has been a terrible threat to the delicate ecosystem of the Sinai, there have been progressive measures taken by the government to arrest these damaging practices.

Much of the Sinai has been converted into national reserves, parks or protectorates.  Ras Mohammed, Ras Abu Gallum, Nabq Taba National Monument, home to the Colored Canyon, the Zerenlick Protectorate and St. Katherine’s Protectorate are all areas that are sharply monitored by the authorities.  Off-roading has been banned in certain areas, volunteer clean-ups are frequently organized and visitors to the areas are subject to a number of strict rules. 

Hopefully these efforts will help these vulnerable sites resist the onslaught of tourism and preserve the Sinai’s natural splendor.